Answer 5 short essay questions – References provided

Answer 5 short essay questions – References provided

 Answer 5 short essay questions – References provided

Respond to the following short essay questions based on the course materials presented for weeks 5-8.

Requirements: Use proper APA for citations and format, which includes using Times New Roman (Font 12). State each topic question followed by your response in paragraph form. Your response to the questions combined should be at least 4-6 pages (minimum two paragraphs for each topic question, with exception to topic question 1 which only requires one paragraph, per subtopic question). Simply: Question #1 should have at least 3 paragraphs, then the remaining questions require a minimum of two paragraph responses.

Based on the assigned readings, your responses are to be in your own words with minimal quotes. Please keep in mind that even when you paraphrase, you must properly cite. What I am looking for here are your own thoughts and opinions that demonstrate your understanding of the topics and the course materials.

  • 1. Please address the following as they pertain to Intellectual Property:
    • What is Intellectual Property (IP) and how does counterfeit merchandise impact the U.S. economy?
    • What safety and health concerns are posed by counterfeit products?
    • How does IP theft pose an existential threat to national security?
  • 2. Discuss the action that prompted the “border control offensive” and made the issue of illegal immigration a priority.
  • 3. What are “Smart Borders”?
  • 4. How have the SMART Port Security, the SAFE Port Act, the Small Vessel Security Strategy, and the Marine Transportation Security Act impacted port security?
  • 5. What are the similarities and differences of the external borders of New Europe compared to that of the U.S. – Mexico border?

President Trump’s Executive Order. (2017). President Trump issues executive order for border security, immigration enforcement improvementsTargeted News Service.

President Trump’s Executive Order. (2017). Enhancing public safety in the interior of the United States. (2017). Lanham: Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc.

Berdell, J., & Ghoshal, A. (2015). US-Mexico border tourism and day trips: An aberration in globalization? Latin American Economic Review, 24(1), 1-18.

Disclosure of information for certain intellectual property rights enforced at the border. (2015). Lanham: Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc.

Maoh, H. F., Khan, S. A., and Anderson, W. P. (2015). Truck movement across the Canada-US border: The effects of 9/11 and other factorsJournal of Transport Geography, 53. 12-21.

Newel, B. C., Gomez, R., & Guajardo, V. E. (2017). Sensors, cameras, and the new ‘normal’ in clandestine migration: How undocumented migrants experience surveillance at the U.S.-Mexico border. Surveillance & Society, 15(1), 21-41.

President Trump’s Executive Order. (2017). Presidential executive order on establishing enhanced collection and enforcement of antidumping and countervailing duties and violations of trade and customs laws.

Topak, O. E., Bracken-Roche, C., Saulnier, A., & Lyon, D. (2015). From smart borders to perimeter security: The expansion of digital surveillance at the Canadian bordersGeopolitics, 20(4), 880-899.

Walke, A. G., & Fullerton, T. M. (2014). Freight transportation costs and the thickening of the US–Mexico borderApplied Economics46(11), 1248-1258.

Written testimony of CBP for a senate committee on appropriations, subcommittee on homeland security hearing titled “strengthening trade enforcement to protect American enterprise and grow American jobs”. (2014). Lanham: Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc.

Bush, G. W. (2002). Statement on signing the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002.Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 38, 2095-2096.

Chairman Rockefeller remarks on SAFE port act reauthorization: Securing our nation’s critical infrastructure. (2010). Lanham: Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc.

Committee on Homeland Security. (2012, March 27). House Homeland Security Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee Passes SMART Port Security Legislation.

Department of Homeland Security. (2008, April). Small Vessel Security Strategy.

House passes SMART port security act. (2012). Lanham: Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc.

LoBiondo statement from hearing “tenth anniversary of the Maritime Transportation Security Act: Are we safer?”. (2012). Lanham: Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc.

Nolan, C. (2013). The rubik’s cube of cargo security. The Brief, 42(3), 58-64.

President’s statement on H.R. 4954, the “security and accountability for every port act of 2006”. (2006). Lanham: Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc.

U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announce DHS small vessel security strategy implementation plan. (2011). Lanham: Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc.

Weiss, J., & Davis, M. (2005). Maritime Transportation Security Act. Law & Order, 53(5), 64-69.

Written testimony of PLCY, USCG, CBP, TSA, FEMA for a senate committee on homeland security and governmental affairs hearing titled “evaluating port security: Progress made and challenges ahead”. (2014). Lanham: Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc.

Supplemental Reading:

Public Law 109–347. (2006, October 13). The SAFE Port Act, 2006.

Baird, T. (2016). Surveillance design communities in Europe: A network analysis. Surveillance & Society, 14(1), 34-58.

Bremberg, N. (2015). The European Union as security community-building institution: Venues, networks and co-operative security practicesJournal Of Common Market Studies,53(3), 674-692.

Gardner-Bledsoe, A. (2017). Strengthening security in an age of irregular migration flows: Considerations for applied security researchJournal of Applied Security Research, (12)1. 196-198.

Kinnvall, C. (2016). The Postcolonial has moved into Europe: Bordering, security and ethno-cultural belongingJournal Of Common Market Studies54(1), 152-168.

Lehtonen, P. and Aalto, P. (2017). Smart and secure borders through automated border control systems in the EU? The views of political stakeholders in the member states.European Soceity, 28(1), 207-225.

Linnell, J. D. C., Trouwborst, A., Boitani, L., Kaczensky, P., Huber, D., Reljic, S., and Breitenmoser, U. (2016). Border security fencing and wildlife: The end of the transboundary paradigm in Eurasia? PLoS Biology, 14(6).

Loftus, B. (2015). Border regimes and the sociology of policingPolicing & Society25(1), 115-125.

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